December 1, 2013 |
Because everyone from Chicago is actually from Ohio, none of us actually spends Thanksgiving here. This was my first year staying in the city for the holiday. You see, there are amazing benefits to Thanksgiving in Chicago. During a so-called "Friendsgiving," you do not have to cringe at your drunk, racist uncle/aunt/grandma/whoever while thinking, "God, I hate Thanksgiving. " If you have Thanksgiving in Chicago, you can go out the night before. Blackout Wednesday means you can cripple your friends' plans for 7 a.m. buses and flights.
November 25, 2013 |
Former Sepia general manager Chris Pappas and The Dawson designer Dan Sheehy are partnering to open The Winchester in Ukainian Village. Located in a building Pappas owns at 1001 N. Winchester, the restaurant will begin serving breakfast and lunch before Christmas and eventually will also offer dinner. “There was a hole in the neighborhood for what we want to do here -- basically a cafe by day with some nice grab-and-go breakfast items that rolls into lunch and dinner,” Pappas said.
November 21, 2013 |
Just think how delectable a holiday meal with family or friends would be if you didn't have to A) grocery shop B) actually cook everything and C) clean up when it's all over. Whether you're looking for a place to share a Feast of the Seven Fishes or Christmas Day dinner or a decadent Christmas Day brunch, local restaurants are busting out special menus to make your holidays a lot happier. Christmas Day at Nomi Kitchen 800 N. Michigan Ave. 312-239-4030 Time: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 25 Price: $125; $38 for kids If the price tag seems steep,...
November 20, 2013 |
If you're a transplant like me, you simply cannot make it home to spend all the holidays with the fam. This is not necessarily a bad thing. If it boils down to Thanksgiving or Christmas, many of us will choose to head home for the latter. This does not mean you should spend Thanksgiving alone. Au contraire, Thanksgiving is the time to get together with your urban family ... and get rip-roaring drunk. In my urban family, this tradition has come to be known as Wine Teeth. It started seven years ago, with a dialogue that went something like this: Me: Hey dude,...
October 2, 2013 |
Ice3 owner Erika Stone-Miller isn't interested in serving ice cream during the winter, so she's put her food truck in storage and is preparing to open The Octagon Mode in Ravenswood on Oct. 11. Not a traditional restaurant, the space at 1509 W. Lawrence Ave. will host dinner parties several times a week, mostly on Fridays and Saturdays, where about 12 to 18 people will mingle and dine at communal tables. "This kind of dinner is for people who want to be social," Stone-Miller said.
September 26, 2013 |
Review : Honey Butter Fried Chicken 3361 N. Elston Ave. 773-478-4000 Rating : 3 1/2 (out of four) "You should know that I'm currently eating a bowl of chicken cracklings. " That's how Joshua Kulp, chef and co-owner of Honey Butter Fried Chicken, interrupts his business partner and fellow chef Christine Cikowski during our 10:30 a.m. phone call. This breakfast of champions isn't the first piece of evidence that the duo is chicken-obsessed. Kulp and Cikowski already had a successful, seven-year-old supper...